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apartments, dogs, and contentment

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apartments, dogs, and contentment

I found out a friend just landed a book project.  I’m happy for her.  But I also hate her a little.  She’s worked hard for it, putting in the time and work and persistence.  I’ve been busy changing sheets and cleaning crayon-ed walls and adopting a kid. I haven’t had much time to write.

And today I’m sad I don’t have a book contract.  Today I’m sad I don’t have deadlines and revisions and advances.  Instead I have fitness classes I don’t know how to teach and a 6 year-old I’m about to lose to first grade.

If I’m honest, I’ve occasionally thought about what I could do if I had a different life. 

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